Rehabilitation

We specialise in rehabilitation at Mayfield, we offer 4 types of agistment from intensive care with boots to pasture agistment all under the supervision of our well trained team and our own resident veterinary nurse.  The home paddocks spread over 300 acres of flat to undulating country and we are fortunate to be able to open further paddocks to horses as the need arises.

Intensive care with boots/bandages

This is in our purpose built rehab shed/rubber laneways/ loop paddocks; where the animals are attended three times a day, hard fed, medicated, boots changed, bandages changed, bedding and yards cleaned. Feet are attended daily and trimmed as often as needed. Owners can hire boots if needed in the short term or buy boots if needed in the long term. Boots new cost $100-$135 each and pads $20 each. Depending on the horse they generally last 2-3 months. Hire of boots and pads is $3 per day. Bandage material and ointments are charged at cost.  Care, hoof care and hay is included hard feed and medication cost extra. See extra service charges below.

Minis – 12 hh
$130 per week
Ponies – Galloways 12.1 hh – 14.3 hh
$145 per week
Horses 15-16.2 hh
$160 per week
Stallions/heavy breeds
$180 per week

Intensive care
This is in our purpose built rehab shed/rubber laneways/ loop paddocks; where the animals are attended three times a day, hard fed, medicated, bedding and yards cleaned. Feet are attended daily and trimmed as often as needed. Care, hoof care and hay is included hard feed and medication cost extra. See extra service charges below.

Minis – 12 hh
$105 per week
Ponies – Galloways 12.1 hh – 14.3 hh
$120 per week
Horses 15-16.2 hh
$135 per week
Stallions/heavy breeds
$155 per week

Intermediate care
Animal is fed hard feed once a day and hay * twice a day, medicated if needed. Rugged if needed. Animal is trimmed weekly and has Mag Chloride in the water if needed and a saltlick.

Minis – 12 hh
$ 75 per week
Ponies – Galloways 12.1 hh – 14.3 hh
$ 90 per week
Horses 15-16.2 hh
$105 per week
Stallions/heavy breeds
$125 per week

Pasture agistment
Animals are at pasture, examined and fed hay twice daily if needed. Animals are trimmed weekly. Care, hoof care and hay is included – hard feed and medication cost extra. (*In times of drought or hay shortage if we have to buy in hay, there will be an extra charge per week of about $10.)

Minis – 12 hh
$ 45 per week
Ponies – Galloways 12.1. hh – 14.3 hh
$ 60 per week
Horses 15-16.2 hh
$ 75 per week
Stallions/heavy breeds
$105 per week

Extra service charges:

  • Transport within Victoria $150 – $350 depending on distance and if time permits.
  • Hoof boots that are used for a length of time or damaged by your horse are charged out at cost. Boots new cost $100-$135 each and pads $20 each. Depending on the horse they generally last 2-3 months. For short term use Hire of boots and pads is $3 per day.
  • Consumables such as ointments, bandages, dressings and hoof pads are itemised and charged at cost.
  • Full Blood profile $120 (subject to change)
  • Radiographs of front feet (4 views each subject to change)
  • Drenching $25 (animals drenched quarterly and on arrival)
  • Massage Therapist $ 55 – $90 (eg: EMT / Bowen)
  • Veterinarian/Dentist – as charged
  • Owner requested Lunging/exercise  $25 /session
  • Owner requested riding session $25 /session
  • Owner requested Groom and Shampoo $25 /session
  • Special medication or treatments (Cost)
  • Dietary supplements and other feeds we use charged at cost or can be supplied by owner.
  • Euthanasia and burial on farm $250.

Please add a one-off fee of WEIGHING AND DRENCHING ON ARRIVAL of $25 to the first payment OR arrive with a drench that the Agistor can administer on arrival.

Retirement & holiday agistment

Hardly a week goes by when we don’t hear of another outer suburban paddock lost to development.  We can’t stop progress, but where do all the horses go?

At Mayfield we have been offering retirement and holiday agistment for several years now.  We have quite a number of retirees amongst the various mobs.

Why choose Mayfield for your horse?

  • Company of the mob.
  • The freedom to run when they want to.
  • A temperate environment that is mitigated in the summer by huge shady gums and valley breezes and the winter is short with few bleak days and there is plenty of shelter.
  • Large paddocks that vary from flat to undulating with solid and safe fences.
  • We specialise in rehabilitating horses with chronic lameness.
  • No ticks, no fruit bats, no midgeys and no Patersons Curse.

There is a professional, well trained team experienced in equine aged care; everything from diet to hooves.  We even have our own resident veterinary nurse.

Mayfield is a kind climate for old bones and peaceful surrounds for old minds.  And you will always be welcome to visit your old friends.

From ponies to Clydies
$36 per week
Including pellets and rugging
$46 per week

Please add a one-off fee of WEIGHING AND DRENCHING ON ARRIVAL of $25 to the first payment OR arrive with a drench that the Agistor can administer on arrival.

Horse/pony will be kept in a herd ranging from 2-8 horses in an appropriate paddock to maintain body condition from pasture intake in a normal seasonal year. Hay is normally fed out over the summer and the winter.

Retirement and holiday agistment includes:

– paddock rent/management incl fencing, water trough maintenance.

– provision of a salt mineral lick.

– feeding out hay in a normal year including the cost of the hay.

– Horse management incl health checks and weight or BCS monitoring.

– Rugging with a supplied (owner supplies this) lined canvas rug for the winter if needed.

– Monthly hoof maintenance.

– Seasonal drenching.

Extra charges for retirement and holiday agistees

If we need to charge you any extra, you will be notified prior if possible and invoiced as the charges are incurred. You can also request additional services.

Pellets: Some of the older horses that have trouble holding condition with teeth that are failing and we may need to charge $10 per week extra for pellets to be fed.

Drought fodder: In times of drought when we need to buy in hay and are feeding out more than one biscuit of hay per day, there will be a charge of $10/bale for grass hay and $15/bale for Lucerne hay.

Dental: Annual dental checks by our horse veterinarian and dentist will be charged at cost and the dental bills will be forwarded to you to pay.

Extra care: If your horse requires any extra care you will be charged for the time spent with it and for any materials used.    

Extra service charges:

  • Transport within Victoria if time permits $150-$350 depending on distance.
  • Massage Therapist $ 55 – $90 (eg: EMT / Bowen)
  • Veterinarian/Dentist –  as charged
  • Owner requested Lunging/exercise $25 / session
  • Owner requested Groom and Shampoo $25 /session
  • Special medication or treatments (Cost)
  • Dietary supplements and other feeds we use charged at cost or can be supplied by owner.
  • Euthanasia and burial on farm $250.